Horseracing

Racing and Tote income drives BetMakers past FY22 winning post

SBC News Racing and Tote income drives BetMakers past FY22 winning post

Australian sports betting solutions supplier BetMakers has detailed a successful close to its 2022 financial year trading, as group revenue grew 370% year-on-year.  The firm, listed on the ASX stock exchange, achieved revenue of $91.6m for the full year, finishing June with a cash balance of AUS$87.6m and Q4 revenue ‘in excess’ of $100m. Additionally, in the final quarter BetMakers …

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EngageCraft Touch platform welcomes RMG in gamification partnership

SBC News EngageCraft Touch platform welcomes RMG in gamification partnership

EngageCraft has launched a digital fan engagement campaign using its EngageCraft Touch platform in a partnership with Racecourse Media Group (RMG). The firm will work with RMG to deliver a portfolio of gamification widgets, which can be adapted and optimised via the self-serve EngageCraft Touch platform at race meetings and for multiple racing partners throughout the year. The companies have …

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HBA Media to distribute Breeders’ Cup for further three seasons

SBC News HBA Media to distribute Breeders’ Cup for further three seasons

HBA Media has renewed its distribution rights to the Breeders’ Cup World Championships on a multi-year basis.  Covering the 2022, 2023 and 2024 events, the renewal of HBA’s contract with the fixture marks the 10th year of the partnership and covers exclusive linear and digital distribution. The upcoming 2022 edition of the tournament will take place from 4-5 November at …

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BHA issues extreme heat warning impacting UK racing 

SBC News BHA issues extreme heat warning impacting UK racing 

The British Horseracing Authority (BHA) has issued an extreme weather warning, as UK racing stakeholders manage a record heatwave across venues, stables and racetracks.  The warning follows the Met Office issuing a ‘red extreme heat warning’, due to areas of the country reaching a record 39-40C during this week. On Monday, the BHA reported that the racetracks of Beverley, Windsor, …

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Hong Kong betting growth continues as HJKC reports record turnover

SBC News Hong Kong betting growth continues as HJKC reports record turnover

The Hong Kong Jockey Club (HKJC) has detailed progress on its ‘important strategy’ of boosting the global visibility of the region’s racing scene, Issuing an update on seasonal developments, the Hong Kong racing authority outlined turnover for the 2021/22 season increasing by 3% year-on-year to HK$140bn, with local race turnover standing at HK$129.9bn.  In the case of the latter, this …

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XB Net bolsters Indian market standing via Betindiaraces.com deal

SBC News XB Net bolsters Indian market standing via Betindiaraces.com deal

XB Net has signed a distribution agreement with Betindiaraces.com, covering Australian and US horse racing content for the Indian market.  The company will distribute live pictures and pool wagering services from Australian and North American racetracks to Beetindiaraces – powered by Sportswin Software – through the deal, which was licensed via the Royal Calcutta Turf Club.  Australian racing covered by …

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Entain extends Australia-facing content deal with Racing and Sports

SBC News Entain extends Australia-facing content deal with Racing and Sports

Racing and Sports (RAS) has secured a five-year extension to its contract with Entain, as it continues to provide racing content to the firm’s Australian businesses.  The deal will see the FTSE100-listed global betting and gaming group utilise RAS’ throughout racing content across its Ladbrokes, Neds, Betstar and Bookmaker brands Australia.  This will include coverage from ‘major racing jurisdictions’ and …

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LiveScore upgrades racing inventory with Spotlight Sports Superfeed 

SBC News LiveScore upgrades racing inventory with Spotlight Sports Superfeed 

LiveScore Group has announced that it will utilise Spotlight Sports content and media services to optimise its flagship LiveScore portal and Virgin Bet sportsbook.   Agreeing on a multi-year partnership, LiveScore will benefit from new data provisions including the integration of Superfeed – the betting market’s most comprehensive data feed covering all international racing fixtures. Superfeed will allow the LiveScore affiliate …

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Virgin Bet extends Ayr Gold Cup sponsorship following 2021 success

SBC News Virgin Bet extends Ayr Gold Cup sponsorship following 2021 success

Virgin Bet has announced a continuation of its partnership with the Ayr Gold Cup to maintain naming rights of the three-day Virgin Bet Ayr Gold Cup Festival. The Scottish flat race runs from Thursday 15-17 September, whilst the betting operator will also hold title sponsorship of the competition’s main feature race. “Following the success of last year’s partnership with Ayr …

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